A short walk from Perrin & Rowe's foundry in Wolverhampton is the site of the old Stafford Road Railway Works. From 1858, it produced over 800 steam engines for the Great Western Railway, and most were designed by two brothers; Joseph and George Armstrong. Intended as durable workhorses, their locomotives still stir the emotions today.
Inspired by Joseph and George, Perrin & Rowe's Armstrong bathroom collection transforms an industrial aesthetic into a model of timeless elegance.
The launch follows the success of the Armstrong kitchen range. The award-winning design has rapidly become one of Perrin & Rowe's most popular taps. The distinctive knurled handles and raised levers also feature in the new bathroom range, a homage to our industrial past.
Each tap is made with the highest quality brass, poured by hand at 1700°F into moulds. After machining, specialist polishers develop the deep, lustrous finish. It's a time-consuming and painstaking task. The freestanding bath-shower mixer, for example, can take over 4 hours to perfect. This tireless attention to detail is a hallmark of Perrin & Rowe, as it would have been for Joseph and George Armstrong.